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My hunch is that pop culture began to stagnate the moment Americans started

My hunch is that pop culture began to stagnate the moment Americans started to love the past more than they did the future.
Posted 4 months ago

Doctors, dressed up in one professional costume or another, have been in bu

Doctors, dressed up in one professional costume or another, have been in busy practice since the earliest records of every culture on earth. It is hard to think of a more dependable or enduring occupation, harder still to imagine any future events leading
Posted 4 months ago

When future archaeologists dig up the remains of California, they're going

When future archaeologists dig up the remains of California, they're going to find all of those gyms their scary-looking gym equipment, and they're going to assume that we were a culture obsessed with torture.
Posted 4 months ago

I deeply believe that if the Australian Labor Party, a party of which I hav

I deeply believe that if the Australian Labor Party, a party of which I have been a proud member for more than 30 years, is to have the best future for our nation, then it must change fundamentally its culture and to end the power of faceless men. Austral
Posted 4 months ago

Listen, you know this: If there's not a rebellious youth culture, there's n

Listen, you know this: If there's not a rebellious youth culture, there's no culture at all. It's absolutely essential. It is the future. This is what we're supposed to do as a species, is advance ideas.
Posted 4 months ago

The future is built on brains, not prom court, as most people can tell you

The future is built on brains, not prom court, as most people can tell you after attending their high school reunion. But you'd never know it by talking to kids or listening to the messages they get from the culture and even from their schools.
Posted 4 months ago

The entertainment industry isn't a line of work encouraged in the Persian c

The entertainment industry isn't a line of work encouraged in the Persian culture. When I called my dad to say I wanted to quit medicine, there was about three minutes of silence. I'm not sure he knew what to do with himself!
Posted 4 months ago

I'm concerned a little bit with the culture of celebrating the fundraise. M

I'm concerned a little bit with the culture of celebrating the fundraise. My dad taught me that when you borrow money it's the worst day of your life.
Posted 4 months ago

I have a massive Samoan family. And the Samoan culture has always played a

I have a massive Samoan family. And the Samoan culture has always played a massive part of my life. I've got hundreds of family on my dad's side that live in Samoa and in New Zealand. I've just been surrounded by the culture ever since I was a kid.
Posted 4 months ago

My dad's quite a conservative person, and he brought me up to be very quest

My dad's quite a conservative person, and he brought me up to be very questioning of the commercial world. He looked down on pop culture. I definitely got the impression that pop was evil and that Britney Spears was evil.
Posted 4 months ago

Within our culture, every school has a swimming pool. We lived on the coast

Within our culture, every school has a swimming pool. We lived on the coast. People swam in the surf. It's a very sporty nation and at that particular time anyone who had an artistic bent was very much an outsider. So if you liked reading or ideas or play
Posted 4 months ago

A culture without property, or in which creators can't get paid, is anarchy

A culture without property, or in which creators can't get paid, is anarchy, not freedom.
Posted 4 months ago